Internet traffic hits record in Germany

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28 June 2004 , COLOGNE - Internet traffic in Germany has breached a new record, hitting 20 gigabytes per second as broadband, which in Germany is mostly in the form of DSL connections, becomes widespread. Disclosing the figure, Harald Summa, secretary of the internet business alliance Eco, said, "This continues the general trend for traffic in Germany to double every 14 months." If 20 gigabytes were put on paper, it would fill 100 billion A4-size pages. Traffic peaks daily between 4 and 9 pm Monday to Frid

28 June 2004

COLOGNE - Internet traffic in Germany has breached a new record, hitting 20 gigabytes per second as broadband, which in Germany is mostly in the form of DSL connections, becomes widespread.

Disclosing the figure, Harald Summa, secretary of the internet business alliance Eco, said, "This continues the general trend for traffic in Germany to double every 14 months." If 20 gigabytes were put on paper, it would fill 100 billion A4-size pages.

Traffic peaks daily between 4 and 9 pm Monday to Friday, suggesting it is customary for Germans to go online after work, and there is also a spike Sunday afternoons as weekends draw to a close.

DPA

Subject: German news

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